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Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner

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Why's Our New Puppy Almost Dead?

Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner | July 18, 2012 | Impact
A married couple, 50-somesuch, kids grown and flown... so what comes next? We moved from Manhattan to Costa Rica: a move that took just under 10 months from the night we said, "Let's do it" till we boarded the plane with one-way tickets.
Michael Hodin

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Adults On Social Media: Facebook's Untapped Value

Michael Hodin | July 18, 2012 | Fifty
For years, social media was seen as a new toy for the young and hip. But as Facebook's record-setting IPO has shown, social platforms have grown far beyond their early use of documenting beer pong tournaments.
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

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Are You Making Decisions About Your Health Care in a Vacuum?

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | July 18, 2012 | Religion
Knowledge is power. There is no knowledge more important than to have knowledge about what all of your options are as you approach the end of your life or as you make decisions about life-changing conditions.
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

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My Affair with/Addiction to Yoga

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | July 18, 2012 | Fifty
As a nice Jewish girl from Long Island, the chanting of AOUMMM (OM) was strange to me. Here was my first awareness of the Chinese philosophy of Yin/Yang. Siddartha blew me away.
Myra Demeter

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Music as Medicine

Myra Demeter | July 18, 2012 | Fifty
When Dan had his stroke, his occupational therapist suggested that piano lessons would be beneficial for his brain and his motor skills.
Vicki B. Escarra

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Grandparents Going Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | July 18, 2012 | Impact
If a society is judged by the way it treats the most vulnerable among them, we may be headed for a failing grade. Just consider these disturbing statistics when it comes to senior hunger.
Michael Greger, M.D.

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Does a Coffee a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Michael Greger, M.D. | July 18, 2012 | Food
Yesterday was a good morning to wake up and smell the coffee. A new study found drinking coffee was associated with living longer in both men and women.
Debra Ollivier

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Samantha Brick Disses French Women

Debra Ollivier | July 18, 2012 | Women
French women have deep, enduring friendships with each other, but many do tend to identify as much with men -- sometimes more so -- as they do with women.
Gary Burr

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Hit Song or Ice Cream: Tough Choice

Gary Burr | July 18, 2012 | Fifty
Thinking that the next song I write might always be the one that wins the lottery for me makes me either a) roll up my sleeves and throw myself into each day with a renewed sense of purpose, or b) cry softly into my pillow every morning, squeezing my eyes shut against the light streaming into my bedroom.
Ann Brenoff

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7 Things Teachers Should Know About Mommy Homework

Ann Brenoff | July 18, 2012 | Parents
There is much debate about the merits and volume of homework imposed on our kids. But there's one big component that has been notably absent from the discussion: Mommy Homework. For the uninitiated, Mommy Homework is the bane of many mothers' lives. While perhaps intended to be an opportunity for...
Debra Ollivier

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Jai Pausch On Dreaming New Dreams

Debra Ollivier | July 18, 2012 | Fifty
In her new book, Jai Pausch chronicles the profound challenges that she and her family faced as Randy succumbed to cancer. Pausch speaks for millions in describing how she managed her role of caregiver, how she dealt with extraordinary grief, how she negotiated the emotional terrain of parenting.
Don McNay

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Gena Bigler: Practicing the Art of Financial Social Work

Don McNay | July 18, 2012 | Impact
Mostly, Gena has unqualified love for the less fortunate. Although she has written letters and organized protests, what she really does well is use the tools of the financial world to help people better themselves. She calls the concept "financial social work."
Michelle Castellanos

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Did Boomers Lose Their Way? A High School Senior Weighs In

Michelle Castellanos | July 18, 2012 | Teen
My generation has to pick up where the previous one left off. Not only do we have to fix the problems of our generation, but we also have to finish what the boomers started.
Linda Durnell

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7 Habits That Can Hurt You

Linda Durnell | July 18, 2012 | Healthy Living
To let go of the habits we created is difficult, but the rewards of creating new and positive habits can be life-changing.
Levi Ben-Shmuel

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Are You Ready to Stop Working and Start Playing? Part 2

Levi Ben-Shmuel | July 18, 2012 | Healthy Living
As my energy and enthusiasm for life returned, I acknowledged the underlying cause of my near collapse. I let my spirit get out of alignment with my day-to-day life.